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Lake Geneva

In the Lavaux UNESCO region, many vantage points let visitors admire the vineyards, which seem to dive into the crystal clear waters of Lake Geneva.

Formed by the retreat of the Rhone glacier during the last Ice Age (15,000 BC), Lake Geneva is the largest lake in Western Europe: 72.8 km long, 13.8 km wide and 309.7 m deep. Spanning two countries, Lake Geneva is nearly 60% Swiss, while its southern shores are French.

Lake Geneva has always provided for the people on its shores thanks to the fishing and winemaking. It influences a climate that is beneficial for growing grapes, especially with the sun’s rays on the vines.

More recently, the beauty of Lake Geneva has encouraged the development of another important economic activity in the region: tourism. Each day, thousands of visitors enjoy the banks of the lake or travel on a modern or Belle-Epoque CGN boat.

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